Prepare for Takeoff!

Start your engines and prepare for takeoff! From propeller-driven biplanes to supersonic jet fighters, Flight School takes kids on a high-flying adventure that challenges them to aim higher than just "good enough" in their lives with Christ. Join Willby, Amelia, and Boomer as they explore the similarities between aviation and living for Christ, and invite unchurched kids to get "airborne" by teaching them about their need for Jesus!

Program Overview

Day 1

"Prepare for Takeoff!"

 
Day 1
Prepare for Takeoff!
Unless an aircraft is molded to the right shape, it cannot fly. In the same way, it is only through Christ that we can be saved, and only by being molded to His likeness that we can fly!
John 14:6
I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Story Lesson: "Saul Sees the Light"

A Pharisee’s Life Takes Off. Saul THOUGHT he was flying high, until he met Jesus on the road. Then, his life finally took off in Christ! Adapted from Acts 7 and 9

Bible Application Lesson: "Flaps Up, Flaps Down!"

Paper airplanes will demonstrate that an airplane can only go where the air pushes it, just as we must be conformed to Christ’s likeness in order to function as Christians.
Drama Plot
“Will” explains to Amelia that Christ is the only way to get off the ground.
Craft

Paper Airplanes

Fun, simple airplanes that really fly!
Test Flight Paper Airplanes Craft
Game

"Flight Plan"

Kids try to throw pool noodles through hula hoops.
Snack

Airliners

Tasty celery and cheese treats that will have kids flying high.
Airliners Snack
Song

"Take Off!"

Give your life to Christ and get off the ground!

Day 2

"Trust Your Instruments!"

 
Day 2
Trust Your Instruments!
Pilots cannot trust their senses while in flight. In the same way, we cannot trust our hearts. We must instead rely on God’s Word and the Holy Spirit to navigate us through life.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Story Lesson: "Senseless Senses"

The Israelites Learn to Trust God by Collecting Manna. Their senses told them there was no food in the desert. God told them otherwise. Adapted from Exodus 6-16

Bible Application Lesson: "Round and Round!"

Kids will experience an object lesson illustrating how their senses and sense of direction can be fooled. This is contrasted by the fact that God’s Word is always trustworthy.
Drama Plot
Instead of flying by the book, “Boomer” flies by his instincts and crashes. Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

Wind Socks

This “instrument” will remind kids to trust their instruments!
Wind Socks Craft
Game

"Air Mail!"

Teams race to transfer balls down a line of five buckets.
Snack

Aircraft Grease

Applesauce and apple butter to dip graham crackers into
Aircraft Grease Snack
Song

"Keep Your Eyes on Jesus!"

Trust God over yourself and He will keep you on course!

Day 3

"Don't Stall; Don't Fall!"

 
Day 3
Don't Stall; Don't Fall!
Unless an airplane has enough forward thrust, it will go into a stall and crash. Likewise, unless we constantly grow in Christ, we will backslide. There’s no standing still!
Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Story Lesson: "Uzziah Stalls and Falls"

How a Good King Crashed. Though he got off to a great start, Uzziah became complacent in his relationship with God, resulting in a fall. Adapted from 2 Chronicles 26

Bible Application Lesson: "Don't Slow Down!"

A spinning airplane toy will demonstrate that a lack of thrust causes stalls. This principle will challenge the kids to always strive for a better and more mature relationship with God.
Drama Plot
“Will” explains to Boomer that, though he thinks he’s a hot shot, he’s really in a stall. Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

Jet Streamers

Foam airplanes that fly by centrifugal force. A great toy!
Jet Streamer Craft
Game

"Don't Stall!"

Teams race to keep hula hoops rolling so they don’t fall.
Snack

Propellers

Boiled hot dogs made to look like propellers.
Airplane Propellers Snack
Song

"Need for Speed"

Never stop moving forward with God!

Day 4

"Avoid Drag!"

 
Day 4
Avoid Drag!
Every aircraft has to be as free from drag as possible in order to fly effectively. We also have to rid ourselves of the things that drag us down as we strive to grow in Christ.
Hebrews 12:1B
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Story Lesson: "Everything that Hinders..."

From the Parable of the Sower. The things that prevent people from responding to the gospel must be thrown off! Adapted from Matthew 13:3-23

Bible Application Lesson: "Lose the Drag!"

An object lesson will illustrate how hard it is to excel when fighting the force of drag. Kids will then consider how to rid themselves of things that hinder their growth in Christ.
Drama Plot
Boomer and Amelia are faced with surrendering the things that keep them from flying high. Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

P-51 Mustangs

Foam models of the WWII fighter that just might fly!
P-51 Mustang Airplane Craft
Game

"It's a Drag!"

Teams compete to drag their opponents across their finish line.
Snack

Cloud Cookies

Billowy marshmallow-topped brownies
Cloud Cookies Snack
Song

"Sin is a Drag!"

Sin will drag you down, but faith will lift you up!

Day 5

"Go Supersonic!"

 
Day 5
Go Supersonic!
Like a pilot breaking the sound barrier, we must break through barriers with the gospel, overcoming our fears and making a sonic boom for Christ!
1 Peter 3:15A
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
(NIV shown, but KJV, ESV, and HCSB are also available)
Bible lessons

Bible Story Lesson: "Through the Barrier"

Paul’s Supersonic Life. Paul reflects on a life of ups and downs, breaking through barriers with the gospel. Adapted from Acts and 2 Timothy

Bible Application Lesson: "Break Through!"

An object lesson illustrates how Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier, compared to the barriers broken by missionary pilot Nate Saint. Kids will then be challenged to break barriers with the Gospel.
Drama Plot
Will challenges Amelia and Boomer to make some noise by living out the gospel. Includes Gospel Presentation.
Craft

Pilot's Licenses

Laminated keepsakes to remind kids of all they learned!
Pilot License Craft
Game

"Breakthrough!"

Teams race to get through an obstacle course.
Snack

Jet Fighters

Supersonic cheese, apple and cracker treats
Jet Fighters Snack
Song

"Supersonic!"

Break through the barriers by living for God!

What You'll Get

Fast Facts

Quick information about this VBS

 
Question Answer
For Ages? 3 through 6th grade (Teen and Adult materials also included)
Teaching Levels? Up to four as needed (3s & 4's, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th, plus Teen and Adult lessons)
Bible Versions? NIV, KJV, HCSB, ESV, NLT, NKJV
Length of Program? Five days / 2 1/2 hours per day
Scale of Program? Scalable program can run in small churches and large churches
Reproducible? Yes. You are free to re-use or re-print materials freely for use within your own ministry.
Format? Digital web-based. Print your own materials as needed or teach straight from your mobile devices. No physical materials provided.
Cost? $99, plain and simple.
Sure, you might incur other costs depending on how you choose to use our program (printing, crafts supplies, and so on), but all you'll pay US is the price we're showing you. We won't nickel-and-dime you.

Web-based

Stored for you on our servers...

Our products are digital, not physical. That means you won't have to wait for us (or pay for us) to ship you a box full of stuff. Instead, we deliver all of our materials to you INSTANTLY by hosting it all "in the cloud" on our website. This allows you to get started right away, without having to keep track of books, discs, or other stuff. You and your staff can simply log in to our website from any computer or mobile device, and all of your materials are right there waiting for you, right at your fingertips, wherever you are!

Better still, our servers will always have the most recent, up-to-date versions of our materials, all backed up regularly and waiting for you to access, now or years in the future, anytime you need them! It's a faster, smarter, and less expensive way to do VBS! See our information below about what this VBS includes!


What's Included

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Included Components Description
For Ages 3 through 6th grade (Teen and Adult materials also included)
Six Bible Versions NIV, KJV, HCSB, ESV, NLT, NKJV
Director's Guidebook Overview of VBS with tips and directions for planning and operating VBS
Drama Guide Drama scripts with Gospel presentations for every day of VBS
Teaching Director's Guide A guide for planning and distributing the VBS lessons
Bible Story Lessons Bible story-based lessons at four teaching levels for each day of VBS
Bible Application Lessons Object lessons for Bible application at four teaching levels for each day of VBS
Adult & Teen Lessons Following the themes of the childrens' lessons, but at a more mature level
Music Media Downloadable audio and video tracks for the VBS songs
Music Guide Song lyrics, chord charts, and written hand motions for VBS songs
Crafts Guide Directions, supply lists, templates and diagrams for all VBS crafts
Games Guide Directions, rules, supply lists, and diagrams for VBS games
Snacks Guide Directions, supply lists, and recipes for all VBS snacks
Age Group Guides Directions for Age Group Leaders
Missions Guide Suggestions and fundraising tools for VBS missions projects
Registration & Scoring Directions and materials for offline registration and scorekeeping
Decorations Guide Suggestions and ideas for VBS decorating
Advertising Guide Pre-designed printable flyers and posters and other promotional materials
Banner Artwork Provide our artwork to your local sign shop to produce large advertising banners
Discipleship Materials Free follow-up materials for newly-saved children
Gospel Tracts A selection of printable gospel tracts to pass out to kids or adults
Clip Art VBS character art in different ethnicities, along with a selection of logos, posters, and general VBS clip art
T-Shirt Artwork Provide our artwork to your local t-shirt shop to produce VBS t-shirts
Preflight Kit Materials for doing a neighborhood outreach to invite kids to vbs

What's Needed

Items you'll need to supply

 
Item Explanation
Classrooms Needed 4 Minimum. Up to 8 for large programs.
Volunteers Needed One adult for every ten children, plus five
Supplies Needed for Crafts, Games, Snacks, etc. Our crafts, games, and snack projects all call for low-cost supplies which can be purchased from nearly any discount store like Walmart. Alternately, many of the supplies can be purchased at discounts from various vendors online. The specific items you'll need are detailed in the VBS materials themselves, and the quantities needed depends upon the number of children you will have.
Paper If you choose to print everything we supply, you'll need 500-1000 sheets or more of paper. See "Printing Solutions" below.
Ink or Toner If you choose to print everything we supply, you'll probably go through a couple of ink cartridges. Laser printing may be more cost-effective. See "Printing Solutions" below.
Printing Solutions It may not be necessary for you to print many of our materials. Using smartphones or tablets, you and your staff can access our materials from those devices and work straight from their screens. Or, you can have multiple people login to our website and ask them to print a portion of the materials you need. For example, you could ask teachers to print their own lessons, etc. Smaller churches will surely not need to do as much printing, and larger churches will tend to be more capable of larger amounts of printing. Higher amounts of printing will cause increased costs in paper and toner. However, even if your ministry spends as much as $150 for ink and paper, the cost of our VBS still comes in lower than most of our competitors.

Price Comparison

Our cost vs. their cost

When comparing VBS prices, you need to know about additional expenses you'll incur. With our VBS, you'll need to buy some paper and some ink or toner. But with our competition, you'll have to buy a whole lot more! Check out the cost breakdowns below for a VBS of 100 children:

TruthQuest Full VBS Kit: $99

Includes everything from the "What's Included" section above, and it's all re-printable. To use it for a VBS of 100 children, you'll just have to buy some paper and ink or toner:

TruthQuest VBS Additional Costs
Cost for copy paper you'll need $25
Cost for ink or toner you'll use $65
Base cost ($99) plus additional costs ($90) $189

TruthQuest Total Cost: $189

(Excluding supply costs for crafts, games, snacks, etc.) This would be the cost for using our VBS for 100 children. Compare this with our competition:


Competition's Starter Kit: $99

Includes single copies of guides for the VBS Director, Snacks, Games, Crafts, Assemblies & Drama, Preschool Lessons, K-1st Lessons, 2nd-3rd Lessons, 4th-6th Lesson Guide, and Student Discipleship, along with some sample trinkets and DVDs. But, in order to use their VBS for 100 children, you'll also have these additional costs:

Competitors VBS Additional Costs
NOTE: Items with an asterisk (*) are included in the Starter Kit, but additional copies will likely be needed and must be purchased separately.
Cost for Preschool lesson guide* $15
Cost for K-1st lesson guide* $15
Cost for 2nd-3rd lesson guide* $15
Cost for 4th-6th lesson guide* $15
Cost for Teen & Adult Lesson Guide $30
Cost for a set of nine teaching posters $10
Cost for Take-Home lessons for 100 kids $100
Cost for Helper Guides for 20 volunteers $19
Cost for Crafts Guide* $8
Cost for Games Guide* $8
Cost for Snacks Guide* $8
Cost for Discipleship Guides for 100 kids $130
Cost for Gospel Tracts for 100 kids $10
Cost for 100 Advertising Flyers $30
Cost for 20 Advertising Posters $12
Cost for digital banner artwork to send to a sign shop $10
Cost for 20 Decorating Posters $12
Cost for 5 station rotation signs $10
Cost for 100 VBS Certificates $30
Cost for 120 VBS name tags $6
Cost for VBS Music $30
Base cost ($99) plus additional costs ($523) $622

Competition's Total Cost: $622

(Excluding supply costs for crafts, games, snacks, etc.) This would be the cost for using their VBS for 100 children. That's over THREE TIMES the cost of TruthQuest!


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